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Jewish gangsters of modern literature

Author: Rachel Rubin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Rachel Rubin posits the Jewish literary gangster as a locus for exploring questions of artistic power in the interwar years. Focusing specifically on the Russian writer Isaac Babel and Americans Mike Gold, Samuel Ornitz, and Daniel Fuchs, but also taking in cartoons, movies, and modernist paintings, Rubin casts the Jewish gangster as a favorite figure used by left-wing Jewish writers to examine their
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: I Babelʹ; Samuel Ornitz; Daniel Fuchs; Michael Gold; I Babelʹ; I Babelʹ; Daniel Fuchs
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Rubin
ISBN: 0252025393 9780252025396
OCLC Number: 41951128
Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note on transliteration --
Introduction : the dream of his kingdom --
Imagine you are a tiger : a new folk hero in Babel's Odessa tales --
Sordid generation : plundering ethnic culture in Samuel Ornitz's Haunch paunch and jowl --
Gang of little Yids : savage Jews in Mike Gold's Jews without money --
Business is business : the death of the gangster in Daniel Fuchs's novels of the 1930s --
Conclusion : the gangster's funeral --
Notes --
References cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Rachel Rubin.

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"Brilliantly and authoritatively initiates a needed analysis of the neglected subject of the motif of the Jewish gangster in life and literature." -- Sam B. Girgus, American Literature

 
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